Kent, Washington – Motorcyclist Dead After Crashing into Police VehicleRequest Free Consultation
Kent, Washington (June 28, 2019) – A motorcyclist was killed after colliding with the door of a police vehicle at 137th Way Southeast and Southeast 256th Street on Friday night. He was pronounced dead on the scene. The 20 year-old victim’s identity has not yet been released.
The crash happened around 9 p.m. on Friday. A Kent police officer was reported to be conducting a traffic stop when the motorcyclist collided with the door of the police officer’s SUV. By the time medics arrive don scene, the victim was pronounced dead. The officer on the scene was not injured and has been placed on standard administrative leave.
About Motorcycle Accidents
We offer our sympathies and compassion for the friends and loved ones of the victim. Because of a motorcycle’s open nature, the risks of injuries are greater to a person on a motorcycle than a person in a car. Head injuries are common in motorcycle accidents of all kinds, as are limb injuries. Much like any other vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents can easily come out of lapse of attention and careless maneuvers. It is important to always observe proper driving and consideration for other vehicles, something which all motorcycle drivers should keep in mind as 3/4 of motorcycle accidents involve another vehicle. This is most likely due to a motorcycle’s overall visibility being less than most other vehicles, which means drivers of other vehicles tend not to see motorcycles in time. This visibility problem makes motorcycle rides at night especially risky. Additionally, the stationary objects most often struck off-road are trees, utility poles, and traffic barriers, and driving in poor visibility conditions such as nighttime and unfavorable weather can increase the risks of collision with one of the objects mentioned above.
While motorcycles are a much-depended means of transportation, drivers should consider factors such as speed, number of other vehicles on the road, the road conditions and weather to ensure their safety while out and about. Be especially cautious when driving at night, as with any other vehicle. Any mistakes in judgement can lead to accidents, injuries and damage not only to your person, but on other people as well.